Future of Women in IT

1369h0065_1 The Baltimore Sun had an article today about a symposium organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Center for Women and Information Technology.  This drew more than 250 women from 20 countries who gathered to create a five year plan to help women around the world gain greater access to information technology. A recent study shows that enrollment of women in Computer Science fields has seen an 80% decline since 1998, compared to a 32% drop for men and women combined. "This is really critical," said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pa. "If the U.S. economy is to maintain its position in the world, being at the leading edge of just about everything as far as business and science goes, it is ... for the good of the economy that women have the full range of skills." Read More

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